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Are Migrants in Large Cities Underpaid? Evidence from Vietnam

Nguyen, Viet Cuong and Pham, Minh Thai (2012): Are Migrants in Large Cities Underpaid? Evidence from Vietnam.

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Abstract

This paper examine the difference in wages between migrants and non-migrants (native workers) in large cities in Vietnam. It is found that migrants receive substantially lower wages than non-migrants. The wage gap tends to be larger for older migrants. However, once observed demographic characteristics of workers are controlled, there is no difference in wages between migrants and non-migrants. The main difference in observed wages between migrants and non-migrants is explained by differences in age and education between migrants and non-migrants.

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